Download Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, by Peter J. Westwick PDF

By Peter J. Westwick

Within the many years because the mid-1970s, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has led the hunt to discover the farthest reaches of the sunlight method. JPL spacecraft—Voyager, Magellan, Galileo, the Mars rovers, and others—have introduced the planets into shut view. JPL satellites and tools additionally shed new mild at the constitution and dynamics of earth itself, whereas their orbiting observatories opened new vistas at the cosmos. This entire e-book recounts the extreme tale of the lab's accomplishments, mess ups, and evolution from 1976 to the current day.
This heritage of JPL encompasses way over the tale of the occasions and participants that experience formed the establishment. It additionally engages wider questions on relatives among civilian and army house courses, where of technology and expertise in American politics, and the effect of the paintings at JPL at the approach we think where of humankind within the universe.

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Download Implementing Domain-Specific Languages with Xtext and Xtend by Lorenzo Bettini PDF

By Lorenzo Bettini

Xtext is an open resource Eclipse framework for enforcing domain-specific languages including its IDE functionalities. It enables you to enforce languages fairly fast, and, so much of all, it covers all elements of a whole language infrastructure, ranging from the parser, code generator, interpreter, and extra. "Implementing Domain-Specific Languages with Xtext and Xtend" will educate you the way to enhance a DSL with Xtext, an Eclipse framework for enforcing domain-specific languages. The chapters are like tutorials that describe the most innovations of Xtext comparable to grammar definition, validation, code new release, customizations, and lots of extra, via basic and easy-to-understand examples. beginning with in brief overlaying the positive aspects of Xtext which are fascinated about a DSL implementation, together with integration in an IDE, the publication will then introduce you to Xtend as this language may be utilized in the entire examples during the booklet. We then continue by means of explaining the most techniques of Xtext, akin to validation, code new release, and customizations of runtime and UI features. via the top of the publication, you've discovered the way to try out a DSL carried out in Xtext with Junit, with a purpose to keep on with a test-driven improvement approach that might support the developer enforce maintainable code that's a lot quicker and cleanser. A test-driven technique is used in the course of the e-book while proposing complicated recommendations akin to sort checking and scoping. The booklet additionally exhibits you the way to construct and liberate a DSL in order that it may be put in in Eclipse, and offers you tricks on find out how to construct the DSL headlessly in a continual integration server. "Implementing Domain-Specific Languages with Xtext and Xtend" goals to enrich the legit Xtext documentation to give an explanation for the most suggestions via simplified examples and to educate the simplest practices for a DSL implementation in Xtext. it's a Beginner’s advisor which should still set you up for pro improvement DSL and its Eclipse IDE tooling.

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Download Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth by Ranulph Fiennes PDF

By Ranulph Fiennes

There are just few humans who can adapt, live on and thrive within the coldest areas on the earth. And under a undeniable temperature, dying is inevitable.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent a lot of his lifestyles exploring and dealing in stipulations of utmost chilly. The lack of lots of his arms to frostbite is a testomony to the horrors guy is uncovered to at such perilous temperatures. With the various adventures he has led during the last forty years, trying out his limits of patience to the utmost, he deservedly holds the name of 'the world's maximum explorer'.

Despite our technological advances, the Arctic, the Antarctic and the top mountains in the world, stay probably the most risky and unexplored parts of the realm. This notable e-book unearths the chequered heritage of man's makes an attempt to find and comprehend those distant parts of the planet, from the early voyages of discovery of prepare dinner, Ross, Weddell, Amundsen, Shackleton and Franklin to Sir Ranulph's personal striking feats; from his adventuring apprenticeship at the Greenland Ice Cap, to masterminding over the last 5 years the 1st crossing of the Antarctic in the course of wintry weather, the place temperatures usually plummeted to minus 92ºC.

Both traditionally wondering and very own, chilly is a party of a lifestyles devoted to getting to know and exploring one of the most adversarial and brutally chilly locations on the earth.

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Download Elephant Girl: A Human Story by Jane Devin PDF

By Jane Devin

Written in 3 exact voices -- baby, youngster and grownup -- Jane Devin takes readers on an intimate, innovative and sometimes harrowing lifestyles trip. Born undesirable and raised with out love, the child-author invents a wealthy internal existence to work out her via years of trauma. Leaving domestic at sixteen, the teen-author struggles to discover happiness and a feeling of position in a global that feels complicated and unusual. Then, years after stumbling into an maturity mired in tragedy and damaged goals, the woman-author reveals herself at a crossroads. the alternative she finally makes is as beautiful because it is brave.Told in unflinching and sometimes lyrical prose, Elephant woman is going past a novel lifestyles tale to talk of robust, common truths and the facility of the human spirit to redeem itself.

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Download Cheese & Wine: A Guide to Selecting, Pairing, and Enjoying by Janet Fletcher PDF

By Janet Fletcher

From the best-selling writer of The Cheese Course comes a brand new consultant to having fun with the most easy but subtle culinary delights: cheese and wine. Janet Fletcher leads readers on a world travel of 70 cheeses,exploring the simplest wine pairings and serving feedback. From Oregon's autumnal Rogue River Blue to fragrant Brind'Amour evocative of the Corsican nation-state, cheese fans will have fun with the diversity of textures, flavors, and hues. that includes mouth-watering colour images and exact, informative textual content, this number of cheeses and the wines that compliment them will encourage excellent pairings.

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Download Under a Green Sky: Global Warming, the Mass Extinctions of by Peter D. Ward PDF

By Peter D. Ward

Greater than 2 hundred million years in the past, a cataclysmic occasion referred to as the Permian extinction destroyed greater than ninety% of all species and approximately ninety seven% of all dwelling issues. Its origins have lengthy been a puzzle for paleontologists, and through the Nineteen Nineties and the early a part of this century a very good conflict was once fought among those that notion that dying had come from above and those that suggestion anything extra advanced used to be at paintings.

Paleontologist Peter D. Ward, clean from assisting end up that an asteroid had killed the dinosaurs, became to the Permian challenge, and he has come to a beautiful end. In his investigations of the fates of numerous teams of mollusks in the course of these extinctions and others, he stumbled on that the near-total devastation on the finish of the Permian was once as a result of emerging degrees of carbon dioxide resulting in weather switch. yet it's no longer the warmth (nor the humidity) that's at once chargeable for the extinctions, and the tale of the invention of what's liable makes for an interesting, globe-spanning experience.

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Download Cruise Ship Blues: The Underside of the Cruise Industry by Ross A. Klein PDF

By Ross A. Klein

Cruising is likely one of the quickest turning out to be industries on the earth. Attracting greater than 12 million passengers a 12 months, cruise send businesses are merging to turn into be-hemoths. And cruise ships themselves have swollen dramatically in measurement, now occasionally wearing greater than 5,000 humans on board. no longer unusually, this development is inflicting large problems-problems that the might particularly now not recognize, and the capability cruiser may have a troublesome time discovering.

"Cruise send Blues "reveals the darkish underside of this undefined. writer Ross Klein first examines the distinction among passenger expectancies of luxurious and romance fostered by means of rosy advertisements, and the seedier truth of food, lodgings, and amenities on board. He then:

explodes the parable of the cruise as an all-inclusive holiday, demonstrating that the industry's expectation is to generate an extra $200+ according to day consistent with person

examines cruise send security, ringing the alarm approximately injuries at sea, passenger defense (including the prevalence of sexual assault), on-board health problems, and clinical services

juxtaposes the industry's environmentally pleasant picture opposed to its real habit and the problems of powerful regulation

exposes the workers' adventure in those "sweatshops at sea"

contrasts the industry's consumer-friendly faAade with its angle that "everything might run easily if it weren't for the passengers"

Concluding with a dialogue of what should be performed to make the cruise company socially and environmentally dependable, "Cruise send Blues "offers a harsh critique in addition to a choice to political motion. it's going to attraction either to these contemplating a cruise holiday, in addition to to activists and students.

Since 1992, Ross Klein has taken greater than 30 cruises in all components of the realm, comprising greater than three hundred days. An affiliate Professor of Social paintings at Memorial college in St. John's, Newfoundland, he has written largely at the cruise

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Download 500 Nail Designs: Inspired and Inventive Looks for Every by Chelsea Franklin PDF

By Chelsea Franklin

500 Nail Designs is a set of beautiful, encouraged nail seems to be. You'll locate 1000's of dramatic nail artwork designs from multi-colored picture styles, to performs of textures and end. wish large sleek nails for the seashore? How approximately accessory glitters for an evening out? Get rockin' with the tough crackle glance, or simply cross usual with a horny, easy matte end. There also are dozens of thematic designs similar to pink and eco-friendly Christmas decoration designed nails, fancy floral styles for spring, or tie-dye for summer time. 500 Nail Designs is the final word nail artwork sourcebook for fashionistas--simply switch out varied polish colours or textures, or upload and subtract parts to get a complete new glance!

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Download The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend by Glenn Frankel PDF

By Glenn Frankel

In 1836 in East Texas, nine-year-old Cynthia Ann Parker used to be abducted by way of Comanches. She used to be raised by means of the tribe and finally grew to become the spouse of a warrior. Twenty-four years after her seize, she used to be reclaimed through the U.S. cavalry and Texas Rangers and restored to her white kinfolk, to die in distress and obscurity. Cynthia Ann's tale has been informed and re-told over generations to turn into a foundational American story. the parable gave upward thrust to operas and one-act performs, and within the Fifties to a unique through Alan LeMay, which might be tailored into one in all Hollywood's so much mythical motion pictures, The Searchers, "The largest, Roughest, Toughest... and most pretty photograph Ever Made!" directed through John Ford and starring John Wayne.
Glenn Frankel, starting in Hollywood after which returning to the origins of the tale, creates a wealthy and nuanced anatomy of a undying movie and a quintessentially American delusion. The dominant tale that has emerged departs dramatically from documented background: it really is of the inevitable triumph of white civilization, underpinned through nervousness concerning the sullying of white ladies by means of "savages." What makes John Ford's movie so robust, and so very important, Frankel argues, is that it either upholds that fable and undermines it, baring the ambiguities surrounding race, sexuality, and violence within the settling of the West and the making of the USA.

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Download Ace Your Teacher Interview: 149 Fantastic Answers to Tough by Anthony D. Fredericks PDF

By Anthony D. Fredericks

An all-in-one sourcebook of instructor interview questions in live performance with the easiest responses to the questions most commonly asked of aspiring educators. "Ace Your instructor Interview" bargains particular questions and responses collected from dozens of principals and directors around the nation, besides an inventive variety of inside of details on what impresses interview committees. This booklet is designed to supply readers with sensible and sensible recommendation that informs and illustrates with out being dogmatic or professorial. academics and faculty scholars majoring in schooling in addition to humans getting into instructing from different professions will locate this publication a important source. Key good points 149 of the main commonly asked interview questions, together with the only query you want to be capable to resolution, ninety nine simple questions, and 39 zingers to monitor out for entire details on getting ready for task interviews 10 questions you'll want to ask interviewers, etc...

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